William Ransom Primary School collects data and information about parents and carers of our pupils so that we can operate effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect parent / carer data, what we do with it and what rights parents have.
William Ransom collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. It is based upon the model privacy notice from Herts for Learning.
On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998.
The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.
We take data protection very seriously at William Ransom Primary School. In line with GDPR requirements, we have already appointed a Data Protection Officer, Brigid Bassindale, to oversee our approach to data management and protection. She is supported by our Deputy DPO Andrew Fennemore, a Governor of the school.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices and we have updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements.
As part of this compliance process, we will be seeking to update the consent forms/home school agreements we have received from parents and pupils. These will be re-issued at the start of the new school year. The new regulations are clear that consent must be up-to-date and clearly recorded. From now on, lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent. We therefore ask that you return all paperwork to us promptly.
To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office.